Sussex Prairie Garden is now closed until Saturday 1st June 2024. Our normal opening hours from 1st June will be Wednesday to Sunday 1pm until 5pm , closed Mondays and Tuesdays . On Sunday 2nd June we shall be holding our Early Summer Plant fair (30 exhibitors plus !) opening time 12 noon until 5pm - lots of plant nurseries , refreshments and music !

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Events & Courses

Paper Cloth, Prints and Plants with Hilary Phillips


Saturday 21st September 2019 | 9:00am - 2:00pm

Paper Cloth, Prints and Plants with Hilary Phillips
Come along to Sussex Prairies and spend time creating a beautiful mixed media piece of Textile art using pre made ‘paper cloth’, transfer printed plants, fabric trimmings, found images, paints, organza & stitch.
During the day you will get the opportunity to produce small pieces of transfer printing using plants to incorporate into your textiles work. This wonderful technique lets you create very detailed images of plants directly onto fabric using disperse dyes and we will also draw plants using transfer inks and pencils.
I will guide you through the process of using my sewing machines and their various stitch settings before starting your piece. This workshop is suitable for all abilities and if you have little or no experience using the sewing machine I will make sure you get plenty of support – You’ll be feeling confident in no time!
All materials are provided to make a textile piece approx. A4 in size which can be developed into an A5 note book cover or kept as a gorgeous piece to frame… the choice is yours! !
9am – 2pm 7th September 2019
Tickets are £55 person. Via my website www.mothstudiotextiles
Please note there is a booking fee if buying through Eventbrite.
About Hilary Phillips
I’m a Cumbrian girl living on the south coast of England in Worthing, West Sussex. I trained at Leicester polytechnic, graduating in 1987 with a BA Hons in Structural Textiles with a Weave specialism.
In 1992 I trained to be a teacher at Leeds University and have been teaching Creative Textiles and Art in secondary schools ever since. I have worked as an Art teacher for many years with a focus on KS3 Art and am the Leader of GSCE Creative Textiles in a highly successful Art department in Sussex.
I have a lovely Textiles studio in my garden in Worthing where I teach creative stitch and printed textiles. I also take part in both the Brighton & Worthing Open houses.

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      Fraser BishopFraser Bishop
      10:50 11 Jul 22
      Wonderful garden well worth a visit. Great variety of plants showing so many ways of portraying a garden layout. Must comment on the great tea and cakes selection, our dog loved the doggy ice cream!
      Joan DaniellJoan Daniell
      15:13 06 Jul 22
      Beautifully planted area, in which you are encouraged to walk along paths between the plants so can be completely surrounded by foliage - a lovely effect.
      Peter WardPeter Ward
      08:40 28 Jun 22
      Beautiful garden, very relaxing, and bigger than you might think. Cafe is nice too
      Mike CleggMike Clegg
      16:07 08 Jun 22
      Tea room not brilliant nice cake but coffee in paper cup. No other options other then tea coffee and cake. Opening times short 1 to 5 but gardens beautiful